Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Talk About Tuesday: My Newish Babies

 For this week's Talk About Tuesday I decided to show you my new babies.  Now that I no longer have any teeny people to care for, I care for these beauties. 

In the 16 years I've been married, I have gone through at least 6 sets of washers and dryers.  At times they were mismatched (which drove me absolutely crazy!). Other times they were the hope of the nation.  The one thing that was going to help me get my laundry done.  Hallelujah! 

When we sold our house a couple years ago, Rob bought me my weekly coveted "Extreme Home-Makeover" washer and dryer set from Sear's.  God Bless Him!  I even got a sweet deal by being nice to the guy.  Rob says that's flirting, but I disagree.  I was being nice.  

Since buying these hefty babies, Rob has had to move them twice.  They are monsters, especially with the drawers underneath.  The drawers that I don't use because I buy bulk size laundry detergent and softener.  Apparently that's something Sear's didn't consider when manufacturing them.  Oh well...they serve a purpose by raising the machines to my level which save my back from going out periodically. 

Now, before I purchased these machines, I knew they were going to be just what I needed to keep up with the laundry.  Who wouldn't want to spend hours upon hours washing and drying clothes while being surrounded by their stunning beauty?  I imagined sipping my hot beverage (coffee, tea, wassil, rum...whatever) while standing over them.  Streams of daylight pouring through the window while I gracefully and delicately fold and hang up freshly washed/dryed clothes.  Of course, this would be on my extra large folding table that never had any junk on it. 
Something like this.

Now tell me.  Who wouldn't want to spend hours upon hours in this room?  Call me crazy, but it would be the most relaxing room in my house.  It would be the first place I would bring all my visitors.  I know this would be the room they would want to hang out in, too.  Perhaps even help me fold and fluff. 

After we sold our house we moved into a rental home while our new home was being built.  The laundry room was finished and on the same level as all the bedrooms, but it wasn't big. Our new home was going to be just a tad bigger, but not all that much.  As long as I could put shelving in there to organize, I'd be fine.  When our home builder went bankrupt we decided to pull out of the contract and a home (same model as what we were building) came available, so we jumped at it and moved in.  Of course it was only for rent, but that ended up being a blessing.  Shortly after moving in gas and food prices skyrocketed.  I hadn't even had time to put in new shelves and organize how I wanted before we moved...again.  The first picture is what that laundry room looked like.  Not much room, but at least it was finished

With the prospect of not buying our "dream home" and living out in the country commuting to Irish Dance classes several times a week, we decided to move back closer to the city.  The house we moved into in August 2008 is nice and works out for our family, but it's still a rental and there is no hint of them selling the property or even if we could rent here another year. 

As luck would have it, the one room in the house that is unfinished is my laundry room.  It's in the finished basement (where the boy's rooms, our one living room, and dance room are) and a tad bit bigger than the one we just moved from. Which would be nice for all the IKEA contraptions I have to hang on the wall, that is, if it were finished. There are some major issues with this room and since we don't want to put our money into finishing it, I'm stuck with an unfinished laundry room. Far from my grand desire of a laundry room like the photo above.  

I've decided to try and make the best of it, though if the flex pipe continues to leak onto my babies (I do have a towel there to proctect it) I will be demanding change.  It won't be pretty!  I'm not sure how that's all going to work out, but I'll be sure to keep you informed.  You can count on it. 


  1. Those are gorgeous. I could use some new babies too! Actually, I am really happy with ours at the moment, they are only 1 year old. I have been down the miss match road, myself. It is quite nice to have a nice set. Enjoy!

  2. I've been drooling over that washer/dryer set for years. Lovely!

  3. Beautiful and I am sooooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Thanks for commenting!!! I had to edit some things and fixed the photos that weren't uploading correctly.